The legal drama tells the story of an advocate trying to bring justice to a tribal family, and is based on real life incidents
Actor Suriya has responded to PMK youth wing president Anbumani Ramadoss’ criticisms levied against the former’s latest film, Jai Bhim. Ramadoss had alleged that the legal drama had insulted a particular community by showing them in a bad light.
In response to the allegation, Suriya released a statement on his social media saying that the film did not mean to offend any community. He also revealed that the film had even changed a few of its scenes after it was pointed out that they might be deemed as offensive.
The actor also talked about how the right to freedom of speech should not be used to attack any community. He also added that the film was a fictionalised version of real-life events, and that it did not refer to any one person or incident in particular.
Suriya also mentioned how he was always trying to better peoples’ lives. He also pointed to the fact that he had the support of several fans from different communities across the country.
Jai Bhim tells the story of a woman from South India’s Irular tribe, whose husband becomes the victim of custodial torture by the police and subsequently goes missing. She is helped in her journey to get justice by a senior lawyer, played by Suriya. The film also stars Prakash Raj, Rajisha Vijayan, Lijomol Jose, Rao Ramesh, K. Manikandan and Sibi Thomas in pivotal roles. The film is based on real life incidents which took place in 1993.
Jai Bhim is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.